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Orange sponge cake with hundreds and thousands

A dessert which is pleasing on the eye and on the palate.

Orange sponge cake with hundreds and thousands.
Photo: Jennifer Soo

Ingredients

  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 5 free-range eggs, plus 2 yolks
  • 2 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
  • 1 cup orange juice, strained
  • Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange rind, extra
  • ¼ cup orange juice, strained
  • Hundreds and thousands, to sprinkle

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Grease an 18cm round cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, place the sugar, eggs and yolks and beat with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Stir in the flour, orange rind and juice.
  4. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes, or until lightly golden, spongy to touch and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. For the icing: Combine the icing sugar, butter, rind and juice in a small bowl. Mix well. When the sponge is cool, drizzle over the icing and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.
Course:
Dessert
Occasion:
Birthday, Children's Party

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